John Fiddler / Medicine Head

News archive 2006

Life Too, Has Surface Noise: The Complete Dandelion Records Singles Collection 1969-1972" - new CD!

Highslide JS (November 2006) This is the complete singles collection of the late and legendary DJ John Peel's beloved Dandelion Records, compiled and brought to you for the very first time by Cherry Red Records.

This 3CD box set contains all the singles Medicine Head released on the label (some are made available on CD for the very first time!): His Guiding Hand b/w This Love Of Old, Coast To Coast (& Shore To Shore) b/w All For Tomorrow, (And The) Pictures In The Sky b/w Natural Sight, Kum On b/w On The Land, Only To Do What Is True b/w Sittin' In The Sun, How Does It Feel b/w Morning Light.

The box set can be ordered directly from Cherry Red.

PETE HAYCOCK - "Bikers' Dozen" CD now available!

Highslide JS (May 2006) Pete Haycock's new CD "Bikers' Dozen" has now been released and is currently only available from Pete's website at It features the track "Miracle" which Pete and John wrote and performed for the "Hollister" DVD (see below).

The album, and particularly "Miracle", is picking up airplay. According to Bill Atkins at, the track is getting great responses. Big Blue Radio also regularly features John's "Big Buffalo" album and British Lions stuff, and is definitely worth checking out!

Other CD news

November 2005 saw the release of the German only 2CD Medicine Head compilation "Only The Roses" on the Ambition label, licenced from Angel Air Records. Disc 1 is the "Two Man Band" CD while disc 2 is "Fiddler's Anthology Greatest hits Live". More info!

Evangeline Records (UK) re-issued the 2 original Box Of Frogs albums on 1 CD in January 2006! "Box of Frogs" was originally released in 1984 and "Strangeland" in 1986. The re-issue comes with a new cover and adds the non-LP "Nine Lives" (a single only B-side). More info!

More TV appearances added to media section!

(March 2006) The following TV appearances have been added to the media section (in Windows Media and Real Player formats):

- Medicine Head: How Does it Feel ("Musikladen" 1972)
- Medicine Head: Me And Suzy Hit The Floor ("Supersonic" 1976)
- British Lions: Come On / Wild In The Streets ("Musikladen" 1977)

Hollister Rally 2005 DVD!

Highslide JS (January 2006) Pelicam Productions recently released "Hollister 2005 - the Official Rally DVD". This charity video project features a dynamic instrumental soundtrack of original material by guitar virtuoso/composer Pete Haycock (ex-Climax Blues Band, ELO Part II, H Factor, and numerous motion picture soundtrack scores), and features a collaborative piece entitled "Miracle -- The Hollister Mix", with some soulful vocals and lyrics by John Fiddler. A portion of the DVD's proceeds go to the Hollister Emmaus House, which will provide shelter to abused women and children. To order "Hollister 2005 - the Official Rally DVD", or for more information, please visit

"Miracle" is currently only available on this DVD in its current form, but Pete Haycock plans to include it on his forthcoming solo album "Bikers' Dozen".

      [plays PETE HAYCOCK with John Fiddler: "Miracle"]